Some of the newest makeup shades are bold (red blush), luscious (caramel gloss)—and even bizarre (mauve everywhere). These shades that can be worn by all, below you will find a cheat sheet to help you when selecting a new color.
Vanilla Shadow (above)
Vanilla” is synonymous with boring , but add shimmer and it’s livelier than basic neutrals.
*For Fair Skin: Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Navajo (1) and Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in French Vanilla (2).
*For Medium Skin: L’Oreal Wear Infinite Eye Shadow in Morning Light (3) and Sue Devitt E-Z Eye Roller Ball Eye Shadow in Kouri (4).
*For Dark Skin: L’Oreal Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Cream Shadow in Glampagne (5) and Lancome Colour Design Eye Shadow in Shimmer (6).
Caramel is a sensuous color on the lips and a red tinge makes it flattering. To keep it from washing out the face, add a dusty pink blush.
*For Fair Skin: Cle’ de Peau Lip Gloss in #9 (1) and Mark Pro Gloss in Spice Epice (2).
*For Medium Skin: Make Up For Ever Super Lip Gloss in Tobacco (3) and Wet n’ Wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss in Sheerly Cocoa (4).
*For Dark Skin: Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips Full Color in Chloe (5) and Max Factor Double Lip Gloss (6).
Brick Red Blush
Blush is a minor player, but this season’s brick red shade is strong and gutsy.
*For Fair Skin: Clinique Blushing Blush Powder in Sunset Glow (1) and Smashbox Blush Rush in Heartbreak (2).
*For Medium Skin: N.Y. C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Blush Powder with SPF 12 in Desert Rose (3) and M.A.C. Mineralize Blush in Merrily (4).
*For Dark Skin: Black Radiance Sheer Blush in Spiced Ginger (5) and Nars Blush in Dolce Vita (6).
Mauve makeup is having a comeback-without the tacky frostiness of the 80’s. It’s richer than the typical rosy pink. Pick a sheer one with a hint of shimmer.
*For Fair Skin: Wet n Wild Beauty Benefits Beauty Brilliance Blush in Perfect Plum (1) and Vincent Longo Lip Stain Lipstick in Nolita (2).
*For Medium Skin: NP Set Show Loose Dust Duo in Brazil (3) and Stila Cheek Color in Clay (4).
*For Dark Skin: Dior Eye Shadow Duo in 685 (5) and Black Opal Lipstick in Sheer Plum (6).
Like dark, stormy skies, a dense cloud of glittering charcoal shadow around the eyes is sexy and dramatic. The glimmer makes the black look less hard.
*For Fair Skin: Sephora Colorful Strass Mono in No. 07 (1) and E.LF. Eye Shadow in Socialite (2).
*For Medium Skin: Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Gunmetal (3) and Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eye Shadow in Black Star (4).
*For Dark Skin: L’Oreal HIP High Intensity Pigments Metallic Shadow Duo in Platinum (5) and Make Up For Ever Diamond Shadow in Diamond Black 307 (6).
As a flower, it’s a poor substitute for the rose. But as a lip color, carnation pink gives you that burst of color, but it’s still elegant and pretty.
*For Fair Skin:Maybelline New York Lipgloss in Candy Desire (1) and Armani Silk High Color Cream Lipstick in Rose (2).
*For Medium Skin: N.Y.C. New York Color Liquid Lip Shine in Pink Sand (3) and Nars Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red (4).
*For Dark Skin: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Afterglow (5) and Laura Mercier Lip Colour Crème in Hydrangea (6).
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